Tag: 2008

Time Again

Time Again

Event Reviews

After a sorely disappointing trek to the world of Taste of Chaos, Jen Cray reveled in the musky sweat of a much more personable Time Again gig at The Social.

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Event Reviews

On their Somewhere Back in Time Tour Iron Maiden resurrects songs from the greatest era of their long career: the 1980s. Jen Cray flew from Florida to New Jersey to catch one of the tour’s limited U.S. dates.

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Event Reviews

After being sidelined with tendinitis and the birth of her first child, Ani DiFranco has returned to the road, making her way to Florida for the first time in four years. Jen Cray clocks this show at the Tampa Theatre as her eighteenth time seeing the little folksinger.

Riverboat Gamblers

Riverboat Gamblers

Event Reviews

Riverboat Gamblers are, according to Jen Cray , the best punk rock band to come along in the last decade. When she heard they were in Orlando with Strike Anywhere, she skipped out on the last day of the Langerado Festival to catch their set.

Silverstein

Silverstein

Event Reviews

Screamo rockers Silverstein sold out the Trocadero once again, much to the delight of their multitudinous Philadelphia fans. Brittany Sturges squeezed in to report.

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

Event Reviews

They Might Be Giants proves itself a gigantic nuclear furnace inside the belly of Orlando’s House of Blues. Rose Petralia basks in the glow.

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly

Event Reviews

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and whether you’re of Irish descent or not, this time of year is always appropriate for taking in a Flogging Molly concert. Jen Cray joined the party on their annual Green 17 Tour in Orlando.

Langerado Festival

Langerado Festival

Event Reviews

Langerado is no longer just for fans of jam bands. Now in its sixth year, the Florida festival has expanded into a four day event that scored R.E.M. and the Beastie Boys as headliners. Jen Cray spent some time in the Everglades swamplands to join in on the party.

The High Court

The High Court

Event Reviews

The High Court’s fans were out in full force to welcome their hometown band and the rest of the American Gladitour to the Trocadero. Brittany Sturges finds out what the fuss is all about.

Crime In Stereo

Crime In Stereo

Event Reviews

Crime In Stereo may have been just an opening act on The Chariot’s tour, but in Orlando they played as if they were the main event. Jen Cray made it out for the Saturday matinée show.

The Ettes

The Ettes

Event Reviews

The Ettes chose Winter Park, Florida’s Park Ave CDs to debut their new limited edition yellow vinyl release, Look at Life Again Soon. Jen Cray didn’t need a turntable to hear their songs live.

The Audition

The Audition

Event Reviews

Brittany Sturges finds redemption in a stark Philly church basement. The Audition proves itself a saving grace.

NOFX

NOFX

Event Reviews

NOFX is one of the last true California punk bands to not only still make music, but also still sell out shows. Jen Cray was just another fan inside the House of Blues when the band plowed through Orlando recently.

Van Halen

Event Reviews

Christopher Long joined 14,999 other fans at the St. Pete Times Forum for Van Halen’s reunion show – sorta.

The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones

Event Reviews

The Loved Ones had no idea they had so many fans in Orlando. Jen Cray was happy to find that she wasn’t the only adult in town who has a soft spot for melodic punk.

The Country Slashers

The Country Slashers

Event Reviews

Orlando has got a punk scene that most don’t even realize exists. The Country Slashers are one of the best to occupy this eclectic underground world of rowdy rock ‘n’ roll. Jen Cray caught up with them at The Social, alongside another pair of eye opening local acts.

Angels & Airwaves

Angels & Airwaves

Event Reviews

Angels & Airwaves soared into Orlando recently, with a slew of young bands in tow. Jen Cray gave them a shot, but was not quite convinced.

The Dollyrots

The Dollyrots

Event Reviews

The Dollyrots and Suffrajett conquer a small crowd in Orlando, Jen Cray included.

Uncle Earl

Uncle Earl

Event Reviews

Are you ready for the country? Zep-approved bluegrass collective Uncle Earl stop Chris Catania in his tracks with a ferocious Chicago set.

Xavier Rudd

Xavier Rudd

Event Reviews

Austrailia’s answer to Paul Simon and Jack Johnson, one man band folk artist Xavier Rudd , brought his melodic spin on world music to Orlando. Jen Cray was just one amongst many who packed into The Social to witness the event.

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Hell High

Hell High

Screen Reviews

Forgotten ’80s horror film Hell High returns on Blu-ray from Arrow. Phil Bailey reviews.